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Maintenance Technician- 2nd Shift

Country/Region:  US

Tuscaloosa, AL, US

Req ID 48763 | Tuscaloosa, United States


  • Responsible for repairs and troubleshooting of production equipment and building systems to maintain facility in peak operating condition. Major systems include, but not limited to; Mechanical Devices, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, HVAC, Fire protection, Electrical Distribution, Electrical Controls, Air Compressors, Conveyors, Plumbing, Nutrunners, Gages, Security, Lube Oil Distribution
  • Inspection of equipment and assembly processes to prevent damage and/or determine root cause of malfunction or damage to equipment or components.
  • Perform troubleshooting and repairs using hand tools, power tools, shop equipment, test devices and precision measurement tools.
  • Reading blueprints, schematics, logic diagrams, maintenance manuals and catalogs to install, troubleshoot and repair equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, de-bug and program PLC5, SLC500, Micrologic Controllers, Siemans PLCs and Variable Speed Drives.
  • Performs preventative maintenance tasks as assigned.
  • Installation and hook-up of equipment, machinery, and devices.
  • Initiate purchase orders for parts and machines.
  • Performs related tasks as needed.



  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effectively work interact with supervisors, production/logistics personnel, and maintenance team members
  • Basic computer skills to include Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Math skills to include but not limited to algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Problem solving skills to include 5-Why and Fishbone diagrams
  • Basic knowledge of Lean Manufacturing
  • Effective knowledge of Predictive and Preventive maintenance principles
  • Fundamentals of AC/DC electricity
  • Fundamentals of motors and motor controls
  • Fundamentals of transformers
  • Fundamentals of automatic controls
  • Fundamentals of hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Fundamentals of industrial mechanics
  • Fundamentals of machine tool technology
  • Fundamentals of welding
  • Ability to perform all aspects of facilities maintenance
  • Minimum of three years combination of education, training, and experience with minimum of one year maintenance experience in a JIT manufacturing environment


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are more than just words for us. They are at the core of the ZF Way that propels our team members towards their utmost success. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a natural reflex. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that every member of ZF can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape next generation mobility, safety, sustainability and social justice. 

With four generations across 118 nationalities in 41 countries, ZF combines a unique variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas. Together, we solve problems, drive innovation and shape next generation mobility. 

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What does DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) mean for ZF as a company?

At ZF, we continuously strive to build and maintain a culture where inclusiveness is lived and diversity is valued. We actively seek ways to remove barriers so that all our employees can rise to their full potential. We aim to embed this vision in our legacy through how we operate and build our products as we shape the future of mobility.

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